This year I helped coach an Odyssey of the Mind team so that Cort and Reid could participate. They were on a primary team (first and second graders, judged but not scored). Their problem was called Movin' Out and they had to make a scene that could change when the characters moved from one scene to another. Pierce's team did a problem where they used two famous works of art and looked at them in the past and in the future.
It was a long day and the boys' competitions were close together, so I forgot to take pictures! I was just focused on getting people to where they needed to be, and costumes. I only took one picture. At one point we were walking down a hallway by a science classroom (the competition was at a high school) and Pierce stopped me, pointing to a cartoon on the door.
"MOM! Don't you get it?"
Me: blink, blink
"MOM! Resistance is measured in ohms! That's something I learned studying ham radio."
Me, shaking my head in dismay at my shortfalls: "Ohhhhhh! I get it now! That's cool, Pierce."
Pierce's team didn't place this year, and they were disappointed, but they still had a great day. All of the other kids on Pierce's team are headed to middle school next year, so he will have a new team I guess. Cort and Reid loved doing OM and can't wait to be on a secondary team next year.
Readers, did you know that resistance is measured in Ohms, or is it just me?